Wedding woes in Chesapeake Bay...

The Singles is a quick, funny read by Meredith Goldstein, Boston Globe "Love Letters" columnist. In this debut novel, the wedding saga begins with Beth "Bee" Evans stressing out on how to fit her five friends, who decline to bring a guest to her lavish Chesapeake Bay nuptials, into her seating chart. She dubs them the "Singles". Two of the singles are prone to conflict, two have a history of embarrassing Bee in public, and the last is a woman Bee barely knows who is a friend of the groom's family with an odd reputation as a shut-in (she carries a lamp in a guitar case everywhere she goes). As the wedding day unfolds, each of the singles is dealing with their own crisis and the author draws you into the lives of each one. There is unrequited love, multiple personalities among the bridesmaids, and a best man with no morals at all. This is a typical wedding celebration where the reunited friends drink too much, dance inappropriately, worry about their careers, and struggle with jealousy. Add a few eccentric relatives into the mix, and you have a highly entertaining story that might remind you of a memorable wedding in your own past.

 

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